On 13 September EFSA published its scientific opinion on the risk assessment of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in food. According to this scientific opinion, mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) do not provide a health risk. However, EFSA’s experts added that certain mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOAH) could pose a health risk because genotoxicity and carcinogenicity are associated with MOAH with three or more aromatic rings.
Moreover, the European Environment Agency published that the public exposure to widely used bisphenol A (BPA) exceeds acceptable health safety levels.
People are exposed to BPA mainly through diet due to BPA being present in a range of plastics commonly used in packaging for food and beverages. In April, EFSA published its latest scientific opinion re-evaluating the risks to public health due to exposure to BPA, which concluded that there is a current health concern from dietary BPA exposure.
We have several upcoming events that are addressing these important issues:
International Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food" on 5 and 6 October 2023 in Cologne and via Live Stream
Online Workshop "Dietary Risk Assessment for Biocides" on 12 October 2023
Online Training "The EU Food Contact Legislation" on 18 October 2023
International Conference "Pesticide Residues in Foods" on 12 and 13 December 2023 in Cologne and via Live Stream
Online Conference "Residues of Mineral Oil and Synthetic Hydrocarbons in Food" on 25 and 26 January 2024
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